jasper

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jasper \Jas"per\, noun [OE. jaspre, jaspe, OF. jaspre, jaspe, F. jaspe, L. iaspis, Gr. ?; cf. Per. yashp, yashf, Ar. yashb, yasb, yasf, Heb. y[=a]shpheh. Cf. {Diaper}.] (Min.) An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking with a smooth surface. It admits of a high polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff boxes, etc. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called {striped jasper} or {banded jasper}. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish yellow jasper.

{Jasper opal}, a yellow variety of opal resembling jasper.

{Jasper ware}, a delicate kind of earthenware invented by Josiah Wedgwood. It is usually white, but is capable of receiving color.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wedgwood ware \Wedg"wood' ware'\ [From the name of the inventor, Josiah Wedgwood, of England.] A kind of fine pottery, the most remarkable being what is called {jasper}, either white, or colored throughout the body, and capable of being molded into the most delicate forms, so that fine and minute bas-reliefs like cameos were made of it, fit even for being set as jewels.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

jasper

noun

1: an opaque form of quartz; red or yellow or brown or dark green in color; used for ornamentation or as a gemstone

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